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Let's see if I can hang onto this Acura a little longer!

Old 04-15-2019, 12:05 PM
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Let's see if I can hang onto this Acura a little longer!

Hi all!

First, I wanted to say I'm impressed by the community here. Seems like everyone's polite and helpful, minimal trolling, responsible moderators, and the posts are organized and intuitive. Last forum I was part of was Mazdaspeed, and it was basically just a pile of text vomit.

Regarding the thread title: in 2009 I made my first grown-up financed dealership purchase of my first MT car, a cherry 1-owner RSX-S. I had it about 3-weeks--long enough to learn to drive stick, install a SRI, and really fall in love with the car--before I hydroplaned it into the highway center barrier, tripped the passenger side curtain airbag, and totaled it. I've always been a car enthusiast, and even in lean times of driving pedestrian commuter cars I've tried to make them the best they can be with simple mods and care.

Fast forward to today: I just traded in my mint '10 LS3 Camaro 2SS for a '07 TL-S. Sad to see the Camaro go, but 95% of my driving is on surface streets, and hitting 40mph partway through 2nd gear wasn't fun enough to justify the poor street manners and gas mileage. I always liked the 3rd gen TL-S, so when I found a blue '07 with 99k miles, I knew it was time to make the switch. I've had the car a week now, and I love it. It's quiet and comfy, has good manners on both the street and the highway, and it feels zippy and light compared to the running back-esque Camaro.

All is not perfect, as you'd expect with a 12 year old car. It needs new console lights and a new Bluetooth module, which I'm hoping will fix the phone controls and microphone but I haven't read enough on that yet. My biggest issue right now is that some ricer along the way put on 19" wheels not spec'd for the car and used 1/2" spacers to clear the front rotors, so I'm only getting about 3 turns on my lug nuts. I'm actively looking for new wheels and tires, and should hopefully have some on order this week. Otherwise, the engine runs smooth, I don't see any apparent leaks, and the transmission shifts smoothly at the right points (although it feels a little mushy).

When I google things about the car, this forum is always one of the first results, and after a week of lurking I figured it was worth it to join. I've gotten some good info on mods, common issues, and surprise features here. Looking forward to more info, and meeting fellow enthusiasts in the Dallas area (if you can coax me out of my apartment). Salud!
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